Monday, June 7, 2010

Me and My Shadow - by grade 2

This was an easy lesson, taking just 2 art class periods.
We started by reading the poem My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson, from A Child's Garden of Verses, a personal favorite of mine.

We talked about why your shadow gets longer later in the day. Each student drew themselves, and cut them out with a matching shadow of black or gray paper.

Then came the fun part. We cut the shadows and s-p-r-e-a-d them out to glue them, to make them longer, coloring in the spaces in between. We added backgrounds, and these were our results!

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